Trucking landed among the 10 careers spotlighted in the 2016 CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report on Most Dangerous Jobs. In the days since, a new column on the Department of Labor's blog underscores the hazards of working on the roadways.

Per the DoL:

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers also have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that require ...

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U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth suggests a stronger economy, and the improvement is reflected in trucking job opportunities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the trade, transportation and utilities sector accounted for nearly 50,000 of the new hires made in June. ...

The entire trucking industry is facing a shortage of drivers as the economy rebounds, the energy industry demands more trucks and the baby boom generation, which makes up the largest pool of drivers, is aging out and getting off the roads.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the U.S. will need 330,000 more truck drivers by 2020. With the ...

Marketing manager Scott McNiel estimates the firm could hire 50 more drivers if it could find qualified candidates. The irony is not lost on McNiel that even in a tough economy in a blue-collar state, truck driving jobs often go begging.

“Everybody wants to have a local job where they are home every night. That's not going to happen.”

If ...

A study conducted by an independent location counsel examined the trucking industry and distribution centers around the Western United States and Canada.

Warehousing distribution is among the industries being targeted by state and local economic development agencies to diversify the economy.

The study, conducted by Princeton, N.J.-based The Boyd Co., included 29 cities in the United States and Canada that ...

Trucking hiring has steadily climbed throughout 2014 as the industry nears its pre-recession employment levels.

With approximately 1,408,700 employed in July 2014, trucking employment is at its highest point since January 2008 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry added roughly 2,300 new hires.

Trucking hiring has improved every month since September 2013. Continuing at its current ...

In August's jobs report, the BLS stated that the construction industry added 20,000 jobs, reaching a 5-year high. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%, which is a 7-year low.

Improved hiring in the construction industry offers a potential boon for those seeking opportunities in trucking.

Trucking jobs are the second-most in-demand in the construction industry per a report. ...

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